Best Hindi Movies of 1981

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1. Silsila (1981)

Not Rated | 182 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.4
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Can an unconventional love that runs afoul of societal expectations survive?

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Jaya Bhaduri, Rekha

Votes: 2,119

2. Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981)

Not Rated | 167 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.5
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Hindi-speaking collegian Sapna lives a wealthy lifestyle in Dona Paula, near Panaji, Goa, India, along with her Professor dad, Kundanlal, and mom. Their immediate neighbors are ... See full summary »

Director: K. Balachander | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Rati Agnihotri, Madhavi, Sunil Thapa

Votes: 855

3. Chashme Buddoor (1981)

145 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

8.0
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Two womanizing slackers, Omi and Jai (Rakesh Bedi and Ravi Baswani respectively) attempt to woo the new girl in the neighbourhood, and fail - miserably. Their third room-mate, shy, and a ... See full summary »

Director: Sai Paranjape | Stars: Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval, Saeed Jaffrey, Rakesh Bedi

Votes: 1,835

4. Umrao Jaan (1981)

145 min | Drama, Musical

7.9
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In Faizabad, British India, Daroga Dilawar is sentenced to several years in prison after Amiran's dad testifies against him. After his discharge around 1840, he extracts his vengeance by ... See full summary »

Director: Muzaffar Ali | Stars: Rekha, Farooq Shaikh, Naseeruddin Shah, Raj Babbar

Votes: 806

5. Laawaris (1981)

189 min | Drama, Action, Musical

7.2
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Left in the care of an alcoholic Gangu Ganpat (Shreeram Lagoo), young Heera, who named himself after a stray dog, wrestles with life in his young age. Years later, now a young man (Amitabh ... See full summary »

Director: Prakash Mehra | Stars: Zeenat Aman, Vikas Anand, Amitabh Bachchan, Mumtaz Begum

Votes: 1,769

6. Yaarana (1981)

138 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.1
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Multi-millionaire Bishan Kumar and orphan Kishan are inseparable friends and live in the same house with Bishan's widowed mother and a maid servant. Bishan's father was responsible for the ... See full summary »

Director: Rakesh Kumar | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Neetu Singh, Tanuja, Aruna Irani

Votes: 1,205

7. Dhanwan (1981)

152 min | Crime, Drama, Family

7.5
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Vijay Kumar Saxena is a rich playboy who cares about nothing he falls in love with Asha Nath who she ignore as she is in love with Anil due to an accident committed by Anil Vijay lost his ... See full summary »

Director: Surendra Mohan | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Reena Roy, Rakesh Roshan, Om Prakash

Votes: 41

8. Kaalia (1981)

157 min | Action, Drama

6.9
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A simple man is forced to join the criminal world.

Director: Tinnu Anand | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Asha Parekh, Parveen Babi, Amjad Khan

Votes: 950

9. Dard (Conflict of Emotions) (1981)

Drama, Crime, Family

7.2
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Prosecuting Attorney Seema proceeds with the criminal prosecution of Deepak Srivastav, who is accused of Murder. She submits to the Judge to not be fooled by the innocent looks and the ... See full summary »

Director: Ambrish Sangal | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Poonam Dhillon, Poornima Jayaram

Votes: 37

10. Baseraa (1981)

139 min | Drama, Family

7.3
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Sharda and her sister Poornima alias Nima live with their widowed father. Since both have come of age, he first arranges Sharda's marriage with a businessman named Balraj Kohli. ... See full summary »

Director: Ramesh Talwar | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Rakhee Gulzar, Rekha, Poonam Dhillon

Votes: 94

11. Pyaasa Sawan (1981)

161 min | Family, Romance

7.6
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While looking for employment, Chandrakant is mistaken for the son of a wealthy landlord by Prabhudas, who wants him to marry his only daughter, Shanti. By the time they find out the truth, ... See full summary »

Director: Narayana Rao Dasari | Stars: Jeetendra, Reena Roy, Vinod Mehra, Moushumi Chatterjee

Votes: 49

12. Itni Si Baat (1981)

Not Rated | 138 min | Comedy, Family

7.1
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One day while travelling on the BEST bus in Bombay, Raja produces a 100 rupee note to buy a 50 paisa bus ticket, and is made fun of by the bus conductor, and asked to leave the bus. Asha, ... See full summary »

Director: Madhu M. | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Moushumi Chatterjee, Arun Govil, Tamanna

Votes: 44

13. Nakhuda (1981)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Family, Romance

6.4
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A story about choices to be made between relationships - relationships with one's mentor, one's love and family.

Director: Dilip Naik | Stars: Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Raj Kiran, Swaroop Sampat, Madan Puri

Votes: 18